Discrete dislocation plasticity simulations of rough surface contact Conference Paper uri icon


  • The effect of surface roughness on contact is studied by analyzing indentation of a single crystal by a rigid indenter with a square wave profile. Calculations are carried out using discrete dislocation plasticity and, for comparison purposes, conventional continuum crystal plasticity. A size independent response is obtained using conventional crystal plasticity whereas discrete dislocation plasticity gives a distinct size effect with smaller being harder.

published proceedings

  • Computational Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications - Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Computational Plasticity, COMPLAS VIII

author list (cited authors)

  • Nicola, L., Needleman, A., Bower, A. F., & Van Der Giessen, E.

complete list of authors

  • Nicola, L||Needleman, A||Bower, AF||Van Der Giessen, E

publication date

  • December 2005